MNGA is a huge target for traders after management completes yet another sale for its flagship MagneGas®. This is the reason analysts are projecting a huge price upgrade, perhaps even $2.80, possibly.
In my opinion, McDonalds needs to bring back the Angus one-third pound burgers, because they were the best tasting burgers they had offered. (The current 1/3 pound burgers are ok, but not great like the original angus. I think this is a short term promo. ) None of the burgers on McDonalds menu today tastes good, The beef tastes like it was washed in water before cooking. No good beef flavor!
I'll go to Burger King or Wendy's when I crave for a hamburger!
Couldn't agree more. Went to MCD drive thru today and the employee barely spoke English. I cancelled 80- percent of my order, picked up a coffee and left.
retirees are not great employees.. they don't need the work and usually don't care.. I live an area with alot of retirees and they work everywhere, and are typically not great to customers because they don't care.
OMG Sabes_1 you are soooo right. The mushroom Angus burger was over-the-top goodness. It was a little pricey but worth it. We have marveled at why McDonlads advertising was stuck on promoting the dollar menu for months and months, with no mention of the Angus and then it gets dropped for low sales. Well of course!! We all know about the dollar menu and it's great. BUT put ad money on your super sandwiches, get people to try them. If we get there and can't handle the price there is always the dollar menu. But that big sandwich will be in our mind for later. You don't see Wendy's spending ad $ promoting inexpensive sandwiches. Burger King is a little odd -- World class whooper and they do nothing with it, unbelievable. I always felt their advertising stumbles because the owners have trouble understanding the US customer.
They served dinner so fast that everybody ate and left for home.
The waitresses you saw in there were actually robots.
Very difficult to find decent bread ANYWHERE in the states. 99% is air bread with sugar added, especially the "whole wheat" stuff. Much more work needs to be done but the Yuppies are getting too old
I suggest you watch "Fed Up" on Netflix.
There is sugar in almost EVERYTHING and at high levels.
Sugar: The Other White Drug
Yes, I'm shorting McDonalds. To me the case is clear:
- millenials not only aren't preferring McDonalds, studies show they're embarrassed about people knowing they eat there. a franchisee mentioned that as he recently sold his 2 restaurants
- their positioning and branding is stuck between the "good food fast" chains and the "bad food fast" chains
- they are a behemoth that's hard to change, esp when franchisees are like deer in the headlights
- they need to keep borrowing to fund their dividend...when that unsustainable approach stops via a reduced dividend, the stock will go down 15-20% my guess
- their PE ratio is on the high side for a company on the decline
- the strong dollar means their int'l presence and relative strength won't help...it's all based on the US which is in a serious decline
- their competitors are all picking up steam and will be picking off their franchisees one by one
Yes, McDonalds has strengths but they're all based on what was valuable in the past.
It's my opinion, but I would flee McDonalds...there are so many better risk/return stocks.
Two number 7's with coffee please....
A couple Saturdays ago, i took a load of garbage to the dumps in one of the trucks. It's not the typical beater, but a 77 Ford F250, two-tone green BEAUTY, 460/C6 with 78k original miles. After i unloaded, i stopped for gas at the nearest Arco station. Luckily, we have quite a few of these around and their gas is always cheaper than others. i filled both tanks and a stocky guy with a beard came over and asked for a ride. i took a minute to size him up and he didn't look like the typical axe murderer, so i told him to get in after i did, so he wouldn't scare the dogs. A few minutes down the highway, he had his arm around Daisey and they were pals. He was talking about his Dad, who came down with agent orange in Vietnam and died at a young age. i could tell he wasn't playing with a full deck. Tears came easy for him and then he starting talking about GOD and i asked him if he had eaten breakfast. He hadn't eaten, so we pulled into McDonald's for a couple number 7's and coffee. His speech was littered with "f" bombs, so i put my hand on his shoulder and told him that GOD doesn't want him to use that word and only LOSERS use that word. He still had a few tears in his eyes and nodded his head yes. i asked him a few questions about himself as we ate our breakfast and he said that he lived with his Mother and worked around the neighborhood for money. i had an idea to give him a little money, so i had a 20 in my shirt pocket and a couple 100 dollar bills in my jeans. Before he got out, i was reaching for the 20 but my hand had other plans and pulled out a 100 and gave it to him. He yelled out, "A HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL?? I CAN'T TAKE THAT" and the tears were really coming down now. i told him he had to take it and he thanked me and now the tears were shooting out of my eyeballs and on the way home, i thanked GOD for small favors....
One thing they could do is start a McBuddies social network. It would be a McDonald's branded place for people to chat and meet each other-- and arrange visits to the local McDonald's to share a cup of coffee or a milkshake together. I can imagine buddies who met on this social network sitting for an hour or so, sipping a milkshake or enjoying a Big Mac together, while catching up "offline"!
Sentiment: Strong Buy
MCD doesn't strike me as that technically capable. They would likely have to partner up with a tech firm to build a social network of this scale. Even then, there is no guarantee that anyone would use it when they could use any of the many other forms of comm these days. (cell, IM, email, twitter, skype, etc)